4502 Bennett Memorial Road Durham, NC 27705, Anchoring the Back Foot & Hip Thrust: Why YOUR Swing Won’t Succeed Without It. LDPT BASEBALL SWING MECHANICS PRO TIPS: A slight compression or pinch of the back knee into the inner thigh of the stride leg will keep the lower half square and inside the ball. I actually have another question for you. I have also heard you talk about the shoulders and arms being married to each other. This idea and a whole lot more will be included in the program I’m developing. This is why they must get to the “launch” position much earlier than the hands reaches the hitting zone. I find with small sluggers like Stephen Vogt bend their back knee between 90-105 degrees during the Final Turn. you support your body with your back leg, slightly shift forward because of your double inside load and anchored back foot, then the suddenly explosive hip turn happens and it can PULL your back foot off the ground. First, Thanks for the questions. As far as the weight shift issue, loading and dry swinging with the help of a mirror is key, and video your swings with a tri-pod when you are hitting, even if it’s off a tee, so you can check that double-inside-load starting position and that your back hip is thrusting inward before your rear foot turns. Second, we need to increase range of motion with the Glutes. I remember when I was in school, we’d have 2 swings A DAY that were 2 strike approach. ‘Tilt’ is a spine angle issue, and rearward tilt is a GOOD thing to help generate lift and proper barrel plane with the plane of the pitch. I love talking with coaches and I appreciate your desire to continue your hitting education. Or is keeping the hands married to your back shoulder a seperate movement that you have to learn along with using your core/lower half? The issue now seems to be the consistancy with what his feet are doing. Lately i have been getting jammed a lot and i almost feel like my hands are staying too far back for too long and that i am not using my arms enough.. Load into the back hip with a double inside load and create the super strong support structure that all elite swings are built on. BUT these vids bother me and I’m not sure why so I’ll ask. Make sense? The purpose of the backswing is to make a weight shift (even with the PPGS limited turn backswing) behind the ball to help generate power for the transition to the forward swing for impact and then to … I am using power chalk to telestrate students swings. Thanks for being a part of the Baseball Rebellion! Do this without turning the shoulders…so the hips are turned, the back foot is not…and the shoulders are still straight, with the lead shoulder pointing at the pitcher. Something you should note: The barrel will “always” be below the ball and the hands will “always” be above the ball at impact. If you look at the pictures of Chas above, in the third picture he is at the start of the hip turn, but I noticed that the front foot is barely open. My question is are there some drills I can utilize with performing dry swings to keep my weight from transferring outside the rear foot and outside the front foot. Rotating one-way for 150-300 reps/practice (both hitting and throwing), multiplied by how many practice/game days over a year, and you have yourself a walking nasty tire blow out at some point. Great work ! I look forward to your assistance. Sometimes we do, but not often. Hitting Instructor. Or is there a different method of doin it without pushing off or squishing the bug. Mechanically sound. This is Chas and my main goal: to clean up the confusion with proper swing technique geek speak, so parents/coaches who don’t have much hitting experience can repeat what we teach our kids . What do you recommend to help improve hip strength and mobility on their way to better hip thrust? Would you swerve with one hand working and one hand not or would you have both hands helping to steer your car? Hitting a baseball IS a STRUGGLE! Top half is – I think – very good. Your explanations of the swing are excellent for us parents who are trying to help are kids get better even with out knowing a ton about baseball our selves. On wrist rolling: Greg, many times ‘wrist rolling’ is a symptom of a problem and not the real problem at all…which is probably forward weight shift. view description This course will show you what top hitters in the world are doing to develop jaw-dropping power at the plate. Getting and keeping the body in a balanced position with the weight back on the back foot with the hips leading the shoulders and hands will take care of much of this. Your son just must remember to let his lead hip move ahead of his front foot…instead of REACHING with the front foot out in front of the hip. The ‘A to C’ swing is the bane of my existence. My son is struggling getting off his back side (driving back hip/knee) and I want to give him a swing thought that will help drive his back side. (Think of a shortstop's stance in baseball.) I find with small sluggers like Stephen Vogt bend their back knee between 90-105 degrees during the Final Turn. What do you guys think? The bat is literally poised for attack at the ball. Then, the hitter’s back will face the other batter’s box. Don’t just hit. To answer the first question, the hands have nothing to do with thrust per say, as long they stay connected to your back shoulder. Everyone talks about hitting against a front stiff leg. Hex Bar Dead Lift. 5. If you take a look at the videos we posted, notice how the hand make ZERO movement forward but the barrel is slotted super early and super deep. pointing the knob of the bat to the pitcher? squat, lunge, step, shoulder mobility, Active Straight Leg Raise, core, and rotary stability movement patterns). Thanks! With this you gain more power from the lower half. Baseball and Back Pain. That is a fair answer as hitting is always evolving, and we are always learning more. Great articles, you describe everything so well in detail.. What’s the best way to do that? Lastly, hitting balls of the ankle/shin is purely a rolling of the wrists problem. If so do you have any drills that will teach this? But, as you shift your weight to your back leg, don’t let your back knee get … ), then the hands stop (pivot?) Understand that the back hip and knee are larger body parts and move at a slower rate than do the hands. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. after he hits the ball, i’m sure he then falls backwards and seems very off balance. Yet players often use only their upper body in their swings, including their arms. I’d say two things, first, don’t get impatient or let him get frustrated with his progress. So, we turn the hip, which turns the knee, which turns the ankle, NOT the other way around. Then I was able to ask the son what technical improvements he made in the lesson – None. Does he do fine in games with his timing with that fast/aggressive move? This may be more relevant to you however, as your son is a little leaguer. If you’ve properly anchored the back foot, it’s impossible to rotate your back foot period. • The knee is flexed yet … Thanks for writing. For help in developing a library of pitch probabilities based on pitch count – train with the XLR8 Speed Balls. Here are 3 things to think about regarding this phase of the swing. If your hips are turned forward at contact position, then more than likely you had proper core rotation to pull the rear leg and shoulder though. More than likely, your son swings the bat with his neck and shoulders leading on his ‘bad’ swings where he’s off balance. What does all of this mean? Once again, pictures or video would enhance all of our abilities to understand the issue at hand. Congratulations, you have found the thrusted position – the first step to unlocking the powerful and explosive force of lower body swinging. (Images 3-5 Above: These are Chas Pippitt (me) using the Drive Developer and the I.T.S. In short, they can “look for” certain pitches. lots of people, when they first start this process, will turn their body and shoulders well, but they don’t allow the bat head to go sideways into the zone. Get her double inside loading like the players above and turning her hip first…before all other movement after the load or coil action. The best thing I can tell you is cue turning and swinging up instead of going at the ball. Most wrist and hand issues come at the pivot point like I stated before. Basically don’t start squishing the bug before you start your hip rotation. They teach hitting from the top down, emphasizing the hands, the hands, the hands — teaching lower body mechanics as an afterthought, a timing mechanism. Joe – start by using the drive developer – if you don’t have one, get one. 4/22/2014 Swing to Hip Phase - major change - added tip to keep back heel down and keep back knee from rolling over too soon. Also wanted to say thank you for the website. Take a look at these two frames again. Which brings me to this point: Build your swing! It is understandable, then, that even the world’s best hitters sometimes describe their own mechanics in hands first/top down language. During my eval. IF that’s done properly on a hitter’s pitch, the hitter will continue turning after pulling their back foot off the ground so that the belly button goes past the pitcher. Right from the start it sounds like you might be pushing but we are having trouble understanding the question. Feel free to chime in with your own questions and observations as well…Feel free to keep that encouragement coming and let your buddies know about what we’re doing! This is a great way to develop good swing … A good lower half thrust will really help with this part of the swing. Mechanics of the Baseball Swing Gather. His hand-eye coordination directly relate to the timing of the barrel through the hitting zone. Does this refer to loading the hips and rolling the knee inside the foot? Wrist strength in girls is also a huge issue, but this, again, goes back to a downward swing that is usually taught that literally forces hand roll. is ONE LOAD with two parts. I was just watching some HS boys and girls getting instruction – unfortunately for them it was only how to create a glass ceiling in their swings – Down and through – hands hands hands – The instructor shouted “good work” when there was solid contact and some innoculous cue when they miss hit (7 out of 10 front tosses). Wouldn’t they practice that all day in BP? If you can’t post pictures on here…then email them to me, i’ll post them, and we can all learn from you son! Learning how to do a “hip hinge” correctly, and once that is good, then the Kettlebell swing and deadlift are super great. The double inside load drives the rear foot big toe and ball into the ground, creating your anchor. And JK is all over it. I know your Blackfoot should be off the ground after full rotation. I’m not saying the foot never turns…i’m saying it IS TURNED by something else. Once his front foot lands make sure he straightens his leg HARD! Never let your mechanics limit you. Welcome to the Rebellion! Not to mention that they generally have the ability to review video files between at bats. As the ball reaches the hitting zone the hands then take over. Lots of cool benefits for being apart of the team . That consistancy is difficult to get from a young kid, but remember, ‘hitting the ball’ can be treated as an award. He does move forward and sometimes his back foot comes off the ground, but there’s just so much he muscles through. Thanks for the kind words, there’s more to come! Lets take a look at the correlation of the back elbow, back knee and back hip in the baseball swing. Shoulders and hands? Do you have any I find this inhibits a good hip thrust. I have a 9yr son who is playing semi competitive baseball and is struggling to get his lower body involved in his swing. First do the hands have any thing to do with creating thrust? Slow and soft on the front side sounds great to me, must make sure you get your front foot open and bent front knee at landing. From there, proper right knee action looks like this: • On the backswing, the knee remains flexed to keep the right hip level with the left. I also have seen the videos of AJ bumpass and he seems to have a very aggressive move forward. Based on your question, I’d guess that he’s bending the front side and has a heavy front foot. Hey I Known this doesn’t pertain to this article but is there any way i can get advice on a good 2 strike approach thanks. Both guys’ back hip is loaded and supporting of the upper halves. If you turn your car to the right, with only your right hand, your left hand ‘goes along for the ride right? Hitters in baseball and softball are taught to throw the knob at the ball…or throw the hands…and this causes them to START the hands before they start the hips. 2) width of feet; I was taught the greater the width C. Back forearm will be vertical. This teaches players to turn the rear foot inward, to turn the rear knee, to turn the rear hip. I have a question regarding some of the photos above. The answer to all these questions is ‘no’. To offset this, you should drive your back hip and back knee toward the pitcher, finishing with the laces on your back … My coaches at NCSU realized pretty quickly that the guys I played with could hit the ball 450 with 2 strikes just as easily as with 0), The best thing was…he’d have our biggest slowest guys practicing slapping balls the other way on the ground…I wonder what that leads to with runners on base…CORRECT! Not too sure about the sequence coming from the right side…I dont see it. Usually ‘shoulder’ and ‘vision’ and casting’ problems are all due to hips not being far enough ahead of the shoulder in the rotation of the hitter. When the front heel comes down slightly, open the back knee and hip, uncoil towards the pitcher B. We need to be more progressive in our thinking, Chas is the man, “I” can’t wait for the next article! When [Pujols’s] back knee went forward and his hands went up and back, it was a wow moment. Keep up the search, and if you find other good sites, shoot them over to me as well. Even if you kept your shoulders facing the pitcher, you never were ‘forced’ to turn the hips because the hip socket is a ‘ball’ socket giving our legs more freedom of movement. Now, spin your back foot so that the shoelaces are forward facing. Launch the swing by extending the back hip towards the baseball and maintaining the stretch created in the beginning. that’s the toughest challenge technically that he’ll face with a toe tap. Lastly, the problem with sitting and being a baseball player is either limited T-Spine (Thoracic) rotation and/or extreme biased rotation in one direction over the other. Jerry. As far as bat speed goes, any time you decrease arm activation you body must increase turning speed to hit the ball farther. If your back knee is inside the front foot, you’re closer to 50-50. Disclipline in his stance/setup and working on vision. In 2004, he was the minor league batting instructor with the New York Yankees. Does the front leg straighted because the back hip is firing??? There are just too many problems with the old stale way of hitting D&T, consistency isn’t there, and we’re swinging with smaller muscles. Maybe just a less than ideal way to get a proper point across. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Hey thanks for the response Chas. We don’t want ‘dead weight’ in our swing, so I think it’s better to turn with the front leg actively straightening to help out the back hip coming around. Are you in an athletic position? If I’m still not getting it let me know. When I snap out, the shoulder supports and hands and barrel to the contact point. Swing: A. Thanks again, look forward to your response! This can limit power potential. Off Tees? Close, you should never actively use your back foot to do anything other than hold your body up. I will be writing more in the near future about ‘shoulder delay’ in conjunction with the lower body mechanics described above. dont think about snapping the at head AT THE BALL…think about getting it going sideways, at the opposite dugout and then turning the speeding bat head into the pitch. How to Increase Batting Average & Hit Line Drives - Barrel Awareness ; 6. By moving the elbow rather than the hands, a hitter can generate bat speed early in the swing, leading to a blurring of the bat when seen at regular speed. How do u feel about mike stanton and his toe tap. Any tips or advice. Hips, Knees & Elbow in Baseball Swing. Chas i wanted to ask how does a wide stance equal a long bat path and what do you consider a wide stance. suggestions or drills to help correct this? Rios and Pujols, in these pictures, are anchored to the ground with the rear ball of their back feet and the rear big toe, there is not weight on the outside of either of their back foot pinky toe. Chas will be able to go into more depth on this issue than me, but with my kids who have a hard time “feeling” the lower half working, they have to change their idea of what’s swinging the bat. Pushing the knob forward locks the hand and wrists in a weak position even though you may be palm up palm down. My next article is just about this very topic…so please stay tuned! Each of these 3 things are related and have a direct influence on the others. By advising a hitter to lift the back elbow, it drops further, and m ore forcefully down. Great blog very informative keep them comming. If not, then you’ll be stretching out that tight muscle for the rest of your life. Imagine your hands are glued to your steering wheel of your car. Eyes/Nose/Chin behind center of gravity (or belly button). Chas and Joey, my six yr old immediately got results in the pop in his bat from working on the hip rotation spoken of in the Lower half mechanics post. Check out the Josh horton change, and what his back leg move off the ground and slightly forward. Once the hinge is properly … The constant is that the hitter must keep the rear knee inside the instep of the rear foot and the top of the kneecap inside the shoe line. The big muscles of the lower body … Hand and knob pressing is usually caused by a break down in lower half mechanics. Hey chas i just have a question involving the transfer of weight. This can cause one of two things…his front knee to bend, which could send his barrel under the baseball, or his front leg will stay straight and he will push ‘onto’ it getting taller in his swing. We included the ball in elbow drill to really show that the knob has NO forward push. You are improving my book, my teaching, and my computer skills! We try to get our guys to keep the barrel tilted towards the head just slightly. I’m glad you like the blog. chas do you have your hitters concentrate on early wrist snap? How can you tell the player honestly completed the turn, what do I look out for to notice a player really completes the turn? http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjdropsey/2396725189/, https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4783982717_9bd82c5d8b_z.jpg, https://www.fulcrumgallery.com/product-images/P227730-81/andruw-jones-2006-batting-action.jpg, http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.55022.1313782996!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_630/image.jpg. Or is it a result from turning your front hip properly? If widening out and choking up and getting close to the plate was a BETTER way to hit…wouldn’t hitters do that all the time? The pitcher will shift weight to the middle/outside of his back foot, stabilize his back knee over his back ankle, and drive his body as a single unit down the mound. OK great thanks for the response. Also, lets say no one is on…and that hitter finds the 4 hole…now we have a runner on first that looks like he’s carrying a teammate on his back when he runs… He can’t go first to third, he cant score from second…, With kids who aren’t FAST FAST…have them take another hack and don’t worry about it, @Joe: you can get 2-Strike Approach 101 by subscribing to the Swing Smarter.com Newsletter called The Swing Architect. I started last week with the behind the back bat drill and he is still struggling to get the concept. Also, if you’re gaining ground with your spine in the swing motion, how are you generating any torque within the core muscles of the body? Of course, first they built a swing…Hips, Knees and Elbows… kinda funny how they have anything to do with the swing huh? Stand up and try something for me. Your second question about the hands and what they do during the load, such as pointing the knob to the catcher. Great question. That will allow the bat not only to whip around your spine but also around you hands. For more on the pitch count and the importance it has on your success at the plate review the various articles throughout this website. From "launch" ( which is basically at the point the hands catch up to the back hip once… The staff at BeABetterHitter.com strives to deliver you the hitting knowledge you need to accelerate your game! or..are they being moved by your turning body? The opposite is true. I’ve tried to verbally correct the foot placement and movement issues which usually leads to a glazed over look in his eyes. The problem is the internal core isn’t activating along with the glutes. While I have been following your stuff for only a short while, I have to say you are a bright light illuminating the sometimes confusing world of hitting instruction ;). this is right I guess that my concern with these clips is that the position looks very weak and floppy. Hope this question isn’t to petty? Glad to hear the information is helping to teach your young hitter. Unable to view the 4 videos you and jk posted, thx! Thanks for everything. Also after the double inside load what should the hands do to follow that load (for example knob to catcher?) Or hips? I just want you all to know, I wouldn’t endorse just anybody to host a Swing Smarter sponsored blog, Chas is the real deal, and you guys are in GREAT hands Please keep up the dialogue, tell your friends because there’s lots of more great information to come! If you consider that there are only 12 pitch counts and five of those are fastball counts (the other seven being neutral or off-speed), it shouldn’t be that difficult. Great info! When thrust is performed and the barrel is slotted into the hitting zone, this “tilt” of the barrel will help create more snap. Would i use the bottom abs to help me level them out like in the swing smarter article. Please let me know if this helped! Very detail stuff and FOR FREE! I am trying to get her to push into her front leg and not roll so early. Great stuff Chas, and thank you Jesse, Hess, and Jerry for the kudos and swing issues. When we pivot our hands (not the barrel or push the knob) we start the accelerated bat into the hitting zone super deep. What elite hitters do is they turn their entire core, from the bottom of the pelvis to the top of the upper abdominals (including the obliques and lower back). With fastpitch softball, the angle of the back knee isn't quite so drastic because of the … Thanks for sharing all of this information and I look forward to reading your future posts! But, Josh has AMAZING balance and back hip thrust…so he can do that. The dead lift is a staple for building overall size and strength. Anyone can learn this, but few take the time to understand the truth about hitting. I have been trying to work on my double inside load and positive move and my hitting instructor has told me that I need to have a more controlled/slower move forward and quieter front foot. their stance? In relation to the knee cap inside the big toe; would it make any difference if the foot is flared out or Straight out (perpendicular)? I enjoyed the article, I am a 40 year old that is planning on getting back into the game after several years playing youth baseball through 2 years at the community college level. This took me a couple of months and many hours looking at videos to understand the difference between what turns the hips. Chas you have to get out there more, these poor kids. I’m currently working on a program right now for Junior High and High School baseball players and coaches addressing one of the many issues with mobility and stability problems within the swing, and how improving those will boost hip thrust and spinal tilt. If you have a steep angle down the front leg, think a double black diamond ski slope, you’re ON the foot and your front foot is supporting your body weight. Hi Chas, when you pivot your hands, does the bat point straight back or directly 90 degrees behind the batter or in-between those two (45 Degrees) Thanks! This time, after loading however you like, use your rear leg calf muscle to ‘push’ your weight forward onto your front foot while turning the hips. (this is a tough drill with right handed throwers/left handed hitters as their back hand won’t be their throwing hand) Now…ask them what lead? His head is not in center of stance but back where is his back knee is. This load allows lower body mechanics to work correctly and is the linchpin in allowing the shoulders to support the hands and create a whipping action of the bat around the body and around the hands. An athlete’s particular hand-eye coordination become the deciding factor on how well the barrel connects to the ball. This drill described above will teach him to move his HIPS with his ABDOMINALS instead of with his quads and calf muscles. The snap of the barrel is TOWARDS the other batter’s box while the body rotates the barrel through the zone. Yeah those are older videos from our first YouTube account. Excellent! I coach high school girls fast pitch softball. In total agreement that attacking the ball start with the bottom half. Have a great day! So I love that you made your students try to get the back knee in front of the stomach and feel athletic doing it. As you mentioned above, I also am constantly searching for the secrets of hitting, how to properly teach hitting, and the learning the theories on the art. But they are essentially the same swing! The big thing to look at in your case is the angle of your front leg during and at the finish of your swing. foot, ankle and shin. My basic rule for 2 strike approaches is this: Why change what you practice all the time with two strikes? 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